1968 E Type FHC (CG)
Body restoration and repaint


Specification (briefly) for this project is as follows:

Bodywork and paint, car to be assembled as a rolling chassis for customer to finish at home. Car will be finished in Opalescent Silver Blue with navy blue Suffolk & Turley hides.

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Closing report - September 10, 2015

Putting the finishing touches to the car prior to your visit tomorrow...

Installing the front engine frames, suspension, etc..

I am delighted to report that Gerardo painted the main body of your E Type yesterday evening, and the results are absolutely spectacular.

Artificial light of the paint booth makes the color
look darker than it really is

Outside in the sunshine, the true color and
metallic comes to life

Opalescent Silver Blue is a great choice for an
E Type

Painting the underside of the floors...

Painting inside the cabin and boot compartment...

Applying the first of the Opalescent Silver Blue paint...

Protective 3M rock guard applied to the inner
wheel arches
Underside of bonnet and engine frames are
first areas to be painted

Trial fitting chrome trim..


I am pleased to report at Oscar has now completed the bodywork and your E Type is now in high build primer..

I am pleased to report that we now have this body restoration underway. This project is a little unusual for us because the owner of the car had it stripped by a chemical dipping process, then rust proofed and primed, before delivering it to CJ. We have some localized rust repairs to carry out, but generally this is a very solid starting point for a body restoration.

With outer sills cut away, you can see areas of the
inner sills not reached by rust proofing
Another view of untreated area of inner sill

Floors had minor rust, but not enough to
merit complete replacement
Corroded floor section cut away

New sheet metal welded in place
Repaired section sealed with epoxy primer

Inner sills primed and coated with Wurth Body Wax

New outer sills also rust proofed prior to
Repairing front left wing

Welding new outer sills in place

Lead loading cowl side panel

Welded seam at rear quarter
Welded seam filled with new lead

I am pleased to report that we now have this exciting new project underway. I hope you enjoy following the progress in these pages!

 As delivered to CJ


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